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CEO/ Founder Jon Taylor’s personal story that motivates and drives him to help those in need.

On December 20, 2022, Assistory Outreach Services hosted the Senior Assist Day event in the dining room of the Tanner Gardens Apartment Complex in South Phoenix, Arizona. Residents were treated to a delicious lunch served up by Kurt Riske, owner of Los Sombreros Mexican Restaurant, and received gift bags and there were also produce boxes provided by Diana Gregory of Gregory’s Fresh Market.


Senior Assist Day at Tanner Gardens

“My mother is about to become 81 years of age,” said Jon Taylor, CEO/ Founder of Assistory Outreach Services. ” She is about to move out of her apartment complex and she has a lot of anxiety. She is afraid of being alone.”

This was the motivation for hosting this Senior Assist Day event. Jon’s goal was to let the residents know that there are people out there who care about their well being. His compassion for those in need is what was the catalyst for him forming Assistory Outreach, a 501c organization based in the metropolitan Phoenix area.

According the the organization’s mission statement, Assistory Outreach Services is a nonprofit organization that advocates and serves the unsheltered population in Maricopa County. The organization provides food, clothing, financial assistance, job readiness training, housing assistance, also health & wellness provision.

For more information about Assistory Outreach Service: https://assistoryoutreachservices.com/

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Amtrak’s Borealis Route: Turning a Profit in Record Time

Amtrak’s Borealis route between St. Paul and Chicago turns a profit in just 11 days, setting a new standard for state-supported lines.

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In a recent article published by Newsweek, it was reported that Amtrak’s new Borealis route between St. Paul and Chicago achieved a remarkable feat by turning a profit in just 11 days of operation. This achievement is particularly significant as it is one of the few state-supported lines within Amtrak’s network to do so.

The Borealis route managed to generate $600,000 in operating revenue during the month of May, while keeping operating expenses at $500,000. This resulted in a notable operating profit of $100,000 within a very short timeframe. The route, which officially launched on May 21, served a total of 6,600 passengers during its initial days of operation.

This success story highlights the potential for profitability and sustainability within the realm of rail transportation, showcasing the demand for efficient and reliable intercity travel options. The rapid profitability of the Borealis route not only reflects well on Amtrak’s strategic expansion efforts but also underscores the importance of investing in and improving public transportation infrastructure.

As Amtrak continues to innovate and adapt to changing travel demands, the success of the Borealis route serves as a testament to the viability of rail travel as a competitive and lucrative mode of transportation. The positive reception and financial performance of this new route signal a promising future for Amtrak and the broader landscape of rail transportation in the United States.

For further insights and comments on this remarkable achievement, Newsweek has reached out to Amtrak for additional information. Stay tuned for updates on this groundbreaking development in the world of rail travel.

Read the article in Newsweek titled New US Rail Route Makes Profit in Less Than Two Weeks. The piece dives into the remarkable success story of a newly inaugurated rail route that has managed to break even and move into profitability in a surprisingly short span. It explores the factors contributing to this rapid financial turnaround, such as the strategic planning, advanced technology implemented, high passenger demand, and efficiency in operations. Additionally, the article provides insights from industry experts and passengers, shedding light on the broader implications for the future of rail transportation in the United States. For an in-depth understanding, visit https://www.newsweek.com/new-us-rail-route-makes-profit-less-two-weeks-1922298.


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Embracing Armchair Urbanism: Understanding the Built Environment

Armchair urbanism: Exploring urban areas, their design, and the interaction between people and the built environment. #Urbanism #ArmchairUrbanist

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In today’s rapidly urbanizing world, the study of urbanism has become increasingly relevant. As an armchair urbanist, I find myself captivated by the intricate dynamics between inhabitants and their built environment. This term refers to individuals who take a keen interest in urban areas, their design, and the way people interact with them. In this blog post, we will delve into the concept of armchair urbanism, exploring its significance and the factors driving urbanization worldwide.


Urbanism

Understanding Urbanism:


Urbanism encompasses various disciplines, including urban planning and urban sociology, which aim to comprehend the complexities of urban life. Urban areas, such as cities, towns, conurbations, and suburbs, are the products of urbanization, marking a contrast to rural environments. Modern urban planning has evolved from the ancient urban revolution, shaping human civilization and leaving a lasting impact on the environment.

The Global Shift:
The growth of urban areas has been remarkable over the past century. In 1950, 764 million people lived in urban areas globally, while by 2014, this number had skyrocketed to 3.9 billion. The surge in urban population is a result of both overall population growth and an increased percentage of people residing in urban areas. In 2009, urban dwellers outnumbered their rural counterparts, marking a pivotal moment in human history. Projections indicate that the urban population will comprise 68% of the global population by 2050, with substantial growth expected in Africa and Asia.

Drivers of Urbanization:
Urbanization is fueled by various factors, including economic opportunities, improved infrastructure, and access to better services. Countries such as Argentina and Japan boast urbanization rates exceeding 90%, while Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, and the United States fall within the 80-90% range. These nations demonstrate how urbanization has reshaped societies and economies, creating interconnected metropolitan areas that extend beyond city boundaries.


Modern subway. Yellow train at the station.

The Armchair Perspective:
As an armchair urbanist, I find inspiration in observing, analyzing, and discussing the built environment from a distance. It involves exploring the evolution of urban spaces, understanding architectural styles, and contemplating the social, economic, and environmental implications of urban development. While not actively involved in urban planning or research, armchair urbanists contribute to the broader conversation and raise awareness about the importance of sustainable and inclusive cities.


Bike lane street crosswalk with People ride bicycle crossing urban city lifestyle

Armchair urbanism provides an avenue for individuals to engage with the world of urbanism from a personal perspective. It allows us to appreciate the complexities of urban areas, their growth, and their impact on societies and the environment. By embracing this role, armchair urbanists contribute to shaping a future where cities are designed to meet the needs of their inhabitants while fostering sustainability and inclusivity. As our world continues to urbanize at an unprecedented rate, armchair urbanism becomes an increasingly valuable lens through which we can understand and appreciate the ever-changing urban landscape.

Check out the links below for further information on urbanism.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urbanism

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  1. Wirth, Louis (1938). “Urbanism as a Way of Life” (PDF). American Journal of Sociology.
  2. ^ “Urbanism”obo. Retrieved 2023-08-05.
  3. International Forum on Urbanism

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Exploring the Latest Stories with STM Daily News Podcast Host Rod Washington

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In the latest episode of the STM Daily News Podcast, Rod Washington delves into key stories like Union Station’s high-speed rail transformation, NASA’s partnership with SpaceX, Boom Supersonic’s milestone, and the proposed DJI drone ban. Dive into these compelling narratives shaping transportation, space exploration, and national security. Stay informed with Rod Washington on the STM Daily News Podcast!

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Join host Rod Washington on this episode of STM Daily News as he brings you the latest news updates and heartwarming stories from around the world. In this special episode, Rod is joined by the one and only Mike Sleeves Sliwa, who shares exciting news about his popular podcast and YouTube channel, Sleeves' Senior Pickleball Report. Links to Stories shared on this podcast Urgent Recall Notice: Diamond Shruumz-Brand Chocolate Bars, Cones, & Gummies https://stmdailynews.com/urgent-recall-notice-diamond-shruumz-brand-chocolate-bars-cones-gummies/ Firefly Aerospace’s Alpha Rocket Launch: Noise of Summer Mission https://stmdailynews.com/firefly-aerospaces-alpha-rocket-launch-noise-of-summer-mission/ Sleeve's Senior Pickleball Channel Update: https://stmdailynews.com/sleeves-senior-pickleball-report/   Get the latest stories and articles from STM Daily News right in your inbox with the STM & Coffee newsletter! Never miss a story with easy access to our blog. Get your subscription today – just fill out the form. https://stmdailynews.com/stm-coffee-newsletter/ Check out the Sleeves SPR Merch Store for pickleball merchandise and more https://stm-store.online/spr-merchandise/ View Full Transcript  
  1. STM Daily News: Special Guest Mike Sleeves Sliwa on Sleeves' Senior Pickleball Report
  2. STM Daily News Podcast: High-Speed Rail, SpaceX Partnership, Supersonic Milestone & More!
  3. Exploring the Pickleball Documentary: Billionaires and Pro Scene
  4. Debunking Myths: Supreme Court, Abortion Meds & Minimum Wage Law | STM Daily News Podcast
  5. Space Milestones, California Transit, and Entertainment Updates on STM Daily News Podcast


Links to Stories Covered in this Episode:

Union Station-High Speed Rail Connection: https://stmdailynews.com/enhancing-connectivity-union-station-l-a-prepares-for-high-speed-rail-from-fresno/

Sunpass Scam: https://stmdailynews.com/beware-of-sunpass-scam-alert-protect-yourself-from-toll-smishing-scams/

SpaceX, NASA and the future of the ISS: https://stmdailynews.com/nasas-vision-building-towards-a-sustainable-future-in-low-earth-orbit-and-beyond/

Boom Supersonic’s Milestone: https://stmdailynews.com/enhancing-connectivity-union-station-l-a-prepares-for-high-speed-rail-from-fresno/

DJI Drones and the US Congress: https://stmdailynews.com/congress-votes-on-ban-of-dji-drones-in-the-u-s/

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